Why Are French Bulldogs So Expensive?

Often people don’t fully understand why French Bulldogs are so expensive. We took the liberty to clarify the love, time and expenses that are required to properly breed and raise French Bulldogs.

  • Genetic Testing = $100.00 - $200.00

  • Progesterone Testing = $300.00 - $450.00

  • Vaginal Cytology = $90.00 - $150.00

  • Stud Free = $4,000.00 - $5,000.00

  • Semen Collection = $125.00 - $200.00

  • Shipment of Semen = $350.00

  • Artificial Insemination = $400.00 - $500.00

  • C-Section = $1,200.00 - $1,600.00

  • Whelping Supplies = $600.00

  • Food Costs (after 3 weeks) = $300.00

  • Litter & Puppy Registration = $50.00 - $125.00

  • Vaccinations = $100.00 per puppy

  • Vet Check/Health Certificate = $75.00 - $100.00

  • 12 Month Pet Insurance Policy = $650.00

  • Microchip = $45.00 per puppy

For a litter the costs can range from $8,625.00 - $10,950.00.

Remember this doesn’t include the countless hours the breeder spends preparing and whelping a litter during a minimum of a 2 month period.

  • For the first two weeks the puppies must be kept in an incubator and taken out to be feed every two hours. The breeder will get minimal sleep during this critical time period. The Frenchie mothers are typically excellent mothers but for the protection of the puppies they are kept in an incubator.

  • As they grow, you must consider all the time that is invested in socializing and training them to go to their Furever homes.

Taking all this into consideration is so very important when making a decision about a breeder and the puppy itself. As in many things in life, when the price is "too good" there is typically a reason.

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